Requirements: Android 2.1+
Overview: Spirit FM Unlocked is a real, tuned, "over the air" FM radio app with RDS (song info etc.) and other advanced features. It is NOT a streaming app that requires expensive data service.
April 13 Spirit FM Free for compatibility testing: http://www.mediafire.com/?g4d0at7b3nc3p1z (Enable System Settings -> Applications -> Unknown Sources. On ICS System Settings -> Security -> Unknown Sources)
Compatibility list: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...58&postcount=2
Feature lists below. Video demo by xmguy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMb21nSXbHA (Thanks !)
Satisfaction absolutely guaranteed or full refund. Don't worry about the 15 minute return race. :)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for ANY problems or questions.
Spirit was initially targetted at custom ROMs such as CyanogenMod, on which FM app availability is limited.
If you don't know what a "ROM" is, then your phone is likely "Stock" and un-rooted.
Support for stock, un-rooted devices is now present, but limited, and various bugs are being worked on.
If your stock phone has a working, stock FM app you are happy with, then Spirit may be of little use to you at present.
If your stock phone does not have a working, stock FM app, then FM is likely impossible, except Bionic, Droid 2 & 3, Defy.
Some phones will never work and nobody can make them work because the hardware is disabled. This includes Atrix, Nexus S, US Galaxy S2's, Galaxy Tab, Droid (1)/Milestone, P999 G2x, Galaxy Spica.
I understand the prices may seem high, but this is a niche app. Price experiments say higher prices will keep this app alive & improving.
How many other "Real FM" apps are on the Market ? Two: 1 for Galaxy S only and one repackaged Motorola app.
Why ? It's extremely difficult. Google does not support FM apps. They and the carriers seem to dislike free "Over The Air" FM.
Light & Unlocked include:
- Lifetime technical support for as many devices as you own & questions you have.
- Stereo, Mono & alternative settings.
- Mute & Speaker support.
- 6 nameable presets.
- Status Bar & Notification window.
- Sleep function, Test functions, Email Logs, UI settings & RSSI graphic.
- And many more Light & Unlocked exclusive features to come !
- Enhanced technical support and attention to feature requests.
- RDS song info etc: RT, PS, PTY, PI & AF (RadioText, Program Service, Type, ID & Alternate Frequency).
- Unlimited Preset lists & nameable presets.
- Landscape mode, forced or automatic.
- Media button & CM lockscreen support for mute, volume & frequency.
- All UI settings, including antenna & station ID.
- And many more Unlocked exclusive features to come !
This is not a throwaway game app you play for a few days. How many hours will you spend listening to FM in the next 20+ years ?
How much can you save on data plans by listening to free, over the air radio versus streaming ?
Re: CNet article "We're not paying enough for apps": http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...postcount=2523
Spirit is not a one time purchase. It's ongoing technical assistance, fixes, new device support & features.
I'm one developer and Spirit is my only app and income. I'm trying to do a job Google said they couldn't for lack of developer resources. :)
Your support will help keep Spirit FM alive and improving.
For further information, please see my app thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=13385163